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Avera Health is offering a suite of telehealth services to rural hospitals.
"The key role of senior leaders is to build the infrastructure, says Brent James, MD, MStat. "The most important part of infrastructure is the data systems you use."
As AtlantiCare moves to an accountable care delivery model, its leaders are clear about what needs to happen.
For Baylor Health Care System establishing an ACO is the next step toward a transformation that began more than a decade ago.
Case studies of how leading-edge providers are collaborating to improve quality and reduce costs. Topics covered: Creating a culture of collaboration, learning each other's language, developing a useful EHR, and coordinating the doctor's orders.
Heeding calls for more accountability, four progressive healthcare organizations are reorganizing, merging, partnering, and reengineering.
Four case studies illustrate how providers are testing new partnerships, approaches, and technologies to improve care coordination.
A checklist of strategies that healthcare providers can use to foster collaboration, collegiality, and teamwork so they can successfully carry out collaborative ventures.
By expanding a preexisting occupational medicine program into a full-fledged health management consulting business, ProHealth Care has forged closer partnerships with local employers and expanded overall market share.
By consolidating their home health departments, multiple hospitals could feasibly compete against national corporations that are currently turning a profit in the home health arena.
An interview with Richard J. Zall To be successful in today's highly competitive and cost conscious environment, hospitals need to be closely linked with their physicians. One way hospitals are going about this is to acquire physician practices. But how
The Medicare Shared Savings Program has created the impetus for accountable care organizations. But financial leaders should heed two important lessons from past integration efforts-and six influential forces-before pursuing an accountable care organization.
Unity Medical Group, which was previously limited to 75 employed primary care physicians, is expanding to include 100 additional employed physicians.
"The most important way of dealing with monumental change is to have frequent, timely, and transparent communications," says Richard J. Henley.
Joint ventures with physicians can help health systems expand their geographic presence, improve their bottom line and delivery of care, increase physician satisfaction, and reduce outmigration of cases.
Read about some billing and collection pitfalls that hospitals should avoid when acquiring physician practices.
A physician practice management firm worked with Cardiologists L.C. (CLC) to make several changes and improvements in the following four areas: organizational, patient and physician relations, culture, and operations.
Under effective alignment, physicians are highly engaged in hospital strategies for improving quality, creating operating efficiencies, and ensuring financial viability.
Partnership between Cleveland Clinic and Chester County Hospital has proved to be a win-win business affiliation for both organizations.
Several factors, including hospital-physician alignment, have contributed to a successful integration effort between St. Luke's Hospital and Cardiologists L.C.
For integration among hospitals, physicians, and other providers to be successful, healthcare leaders should address eight competencies in executing an effective integration strategy.
There are revenue opportunities hidden in the healthcare reform law for strong, nimble hospitals and health systems that can demonstrate strong quality and financial performance.
Montefiore Medical Center has created an integrated system of care in the Bronx for its primarily low-income patients. Four factors in Montefiore’s success: primary care and chronic disease management, access to high-quality specialty and hospital care, targeted care management, and robust health IT.
Several years of physician and community outreach have improved the transparency of Beatrice Community Hospital's care delivery and finances, directly contributing to an improved reputation and measureable savings.
Horizon BCBSNJ provides medical groups with extensive operational and financial support, including a paid nurse to coordinate the care of high-risk patients, a care coordination fee, and shared savings payments.
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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